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Building a large-scale distributed object system for a multilingual programming environment

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2 Author(s)
P. A. Muckelbauer ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA ; V. F. Russo

Object-oriented programming techniques are increasingly gaining attention as a solution to some of the software engineering problems plaguing the construction of large software projects. Unfortunately, object-oriented interfaces are usually only enforced and usable through language mechanisms, making it impossible for components in a large-scale distributed environment to interact. The authors are investigating the possibility of creating a runtime notion of an object's interface and allowing to that interface. The project also provides a mechanism to dynamically generate local references (proxies) to objects in different address spaces (domains) so that once this conformance is confirmed, operations can be invoked on the object in a mechanism compatible with the client's programming language. This mechanism gives us seemingly local, native references to remote objects within a language

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Advances in Parallel and Distributed Systems, 1993., Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on

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6 Oct 1993